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Dropped my iPad and now display is green

Hello, people. I dropped my iPad, and now the screen is green and all objects in it seem to be drained. Other than the green color, the iPad is still working normally.

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Is the screen tinted green, or is the whole thing solid green?

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HI Chris, it's tinted green.

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Jonas, great job. Now all you have left to do is to accept the answer you got from Chris Green. That way we all know that this worked. Again, great job. ;-)

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My S3 is also with same problem. .. what to do....

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Pls help me.....

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Most likely, the display cable was slightly disconnected when the unit was dropped. You should be able to fix it just by opening it and re-attaching the cable. I'm assuming that it's an iPad 1 (Not an iPad 2), so you should be able to use this guide to open it and access the display ribbon cable.

Once you open it, disconnect then re-connect the LCD cable (surrounded in a yellow box, shown in this picture).

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It worked. Thanks a lot. You guys and this site are great!

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OMG it worked for me too. Thank you so much Chris.

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It worked for me! Thanks guys!

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Hi... Not working for me ... What should I do?

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OMG Chris it really worked for me. I was like, "yea right." But it worked. Thanks so much!!

Kristia, October 22,2013

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To Rogelio,

I just dropped mine about five minutes ago, and all I did was smack the bottom right corner on my knee one good time and it seemed to pop it back into place. There are a few pixels that are still fuzzy, but it isn't bad at all. Not very noticeable, either. I probably will have it fixed later though, just to be safe.

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To everyone (regardless of what version you have). The suggestion by Alex resolved my issue completely (no dead pixels. However, let me clarify. There is no way to tell what corner he was referring to when he referenced, "bottom right." So, I gently hit each corner on the desk and it actually worked. No need to risk cracking it open or paying hundreds of dollars for someone else to work on it. Just gently hit each corner of your ipad on a hard surface.

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Omgomg really just smack the bottom right and its good as normal... I created an account just to write this review! Hope u all get urs fixed

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Thank you everybody for all your help! My Ipad 2 turned green and fuzzy a few days ago and I was planning to go to an Apple storento try to get it fixed. I followed your suggestions and just lightly hit all 4 corners on top of a wood counter and it's back to it's original color! Thank you again! This site is awesome!

== Update ==

If you have a few pixels that are still fuzzy, tap all 4 corners and that should fix it.

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Oh my goodness I dropped my iPad just 3 minutes ago and this helped just tapped each corner and then smacked it on my knee and it went back to normal:) thanks.

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Brilliant! Just worked on my wife's ipad2. Green screen, now all back to normal.

Many thanks

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I read on another site to just slap the back of the iPad. It works as well.

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I just hit the bottom corners and I got my ipad back to normal colors!! Yay...just saved myself $300. I was about to buy a new one in a couple of days.

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I smacked the back of mine and now it is back to normal!!!

Great Tip! Saved me a trip to the Genius Bar.

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Thank you man you saved me from making excuse to my mom to get it repaired

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Omg I slapped the back of mine and it work thank you so much like you save my life

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Seriously I was like no way the slap would work I was ready to get another one tomorrow morning and it’s like nothing ever happened

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This has happened to me before......twice. My brother dropped it from the top of the bunk bed and i dropped it from my bed (not nearly as far). Just smack it on the back a couple of times and it should go away...tap the corners.....or turn it off and drop it on a carpet so it wont crack even more. That should help. :)

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OH and yeah If you go and get it fixed by Apple they just take it in the back and smack it....

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Try this.

How To Fix A Discolored Orange Damaged iPad Screen Quick And Easy

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Ours dropped lengthwise and green screen appeared, tapped on the back but only got blue shadows, so thought to firmly tap lengthwise just to see and it worked! Whatever came loose is now connected, just cannot take advantage and set in a place where it could fall, especially if you have animals that want your attention, place on floor if need be!

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